Earthquake with magnitude of ML 1.7 on date 26-12-2018 and time 09:55:04 (UTC) in region 11 km SE Maletto (CT)

A magnitude ML 1.7 earthquake occured in region: 11 km SE Maletto (CT), on

  • 26-12-2018 09:55:04 (UTC)
  • 26-12-2018 10:55:04 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.76, 14.96 at 0 km depth.

The earthquake was located by: Sala Operativa INGV-OE (Catania).

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The values of hypocentral coordinates and magnitude may be revised at a later time as more information becomes available.

Municipalities within 20 km from the epicenter

Distances are determinated based on the geographic coordintes of the (Istat).
Municipality Region Dist Inh Cum Inh
Maletto CT 11 3920 3920
Bronte CT 11 19172 23092
Randazzo CT 13 10900 33992
Milo CT 15 1087 35079
Zafferana Etnea CT 15 9517 44596
Ragalna CT 15 3924 48520
Biancavilla CT 16 24007 72527
Adrano CT 16 36122 108649
Sant'Alfio CT 17 1582 110231
Santa Domenica Vittoria ME 17 980 111211
Moio Alcantara ME 17 717 111928
Maniace CT 17 3765 115693
Santa Maria di Licodia CT 18 7641 123334
Nicolosi CT 18 7463 130797
Santa Venerina CT 18 8592 139389
Pedara CT 19 14102 153491
Linguaglossa CT 19 5403 158894
Belpasso CT 19 28108 187002
Malvagna ME 19 733 187735
Roccella Valdemone ME 19 666 188401
Trecastagni CT 19 10910 199311
Castiglione di Sicilia CT 20 3215 202526

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
25 Km NW of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
31 Km NW of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
71 Km SW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
71 Km SW of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
84 Km NW of Siracusa (122291 inhabitants)
85 Km E of Caltanissetta (63360 inhabitants)
95 Km N of Ragusa (73313 inhabitants)
98 Km NE of Vittoria (63339 inhabitants)
100 Km NE of Gela (75827 inhabitants)
Recent and historical Seismicity
Seismic hazard
Felt maps
The earthquake effects in MCS scale as obtained from the compiled questionnaire

The earthquake effects in MCS scale as obtained from the compiled questionnaire

This map shows the distribution of the effects of the earthquake on the territory in terms of the MCS (Mercalli-Cancani-Sieberg) intensity scale. The intensities are determined using the data provided in the questionnaire ( that are analysed using robust statistical techniques since they are not verified individually. Specifically, the assignment of MCS intensities greater or equal the VI degree of the MCS scale require opportune in situ verification by professional experts. The purple start shows the epicenter. This map is prepared every so often that the population fill in new questionnaires. The number of questionnaires used to determine the map and the date and time of the last adjournment are shown in the upper right part of the panel.
Locations history
Type Magnitude Date and Time (UTC) Latitude Longitude Depth (km) Published time (UTC) Author Location ID
Rev 200 ML 1.7 2018-12-26
37.76 14.96 0 2018-12-26
Sala Operativa INGV-OE (Catania) 64241251
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information


Field Value
Time (UTC) 2018-12-26 09:55:04 ± 0
Latitude 37.76
Longitude 14.96
Depth (km) 0 ± 0 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 200 -> SURVEY-INGV-CT
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 64241251


Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter)
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter)
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi)
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 0
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68


Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree)
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 1
Number of defining phases 1
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec)
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree)
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree)
Number of stations at which the event was observed 0
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 0
Magnitude information


Field Value
Value 1.7
Uncertainty 0
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 64241251
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Operativa INGV-OE (Catania)
Time of creation (UTC) 2018-12-26 11:36:02
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Focal Mechanism in the area
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